The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)

  • 14th November 2018
  • by secretary
13 November 2018. Brussels. DevCo InfoPoint Lunchtime conference. Empowering stakeholders in rural development/agriculture.  The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is a multilateral partnership of equals that pools financing for country-led priorities, competitively channels funds through its implementing partners, and de-risks investments to unlock the private sector, all to realize SDG2.

The presentation featured almost 10 years of analytical evidence of the Program’s outcomes and impact in Africa and other places regarding GAFSP’s flexible mix of public and private sector investments along the agricultural value chain helping to create jobs, respond to climate change, leverage private sector finance, and address the root causes of migration.

The GAFSP Steering Committee has agreed to carry out a major replenishment – $1.5 billion over five years -in 2019. The next call for proposals will be launched in January 2019.

  • Introduction: Leonard Mizzi Head of Unit DEVCO C1- Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition 
  • Stefan Schmitz Chair of Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) 
  • Nichola Dyer Program Manager GAFSP 
  • Iftikhar Mostafa Senior Economist GAFSP